United Technologies Corp

  • Raven the Giant Killer?

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: GE, RAVN, UTX

    Much like Jack slew the giant in the 18th century fairy tale, Raven Industries (NASDAQ: RAVN) is facing tough competition against other major diversified-products companies, including United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and General Electric (NYSE: GE). The South Dakota-based company is a diversified producer of various products for the industrial, aerospace and construction markets. 

    Quick overview

    Raven's key products are broken into three segments, with applied tech the leader. The more »

  • A Quality Investment in Innovation & Diversification

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, GE, UTX

    If you are looking for a quality long-term investment, you have come to the right place. Prior to getting to the details, however, it should be noted that based on this company’s broad exposure, any global economic downturns will have an impact on the stock price.

    The good news is that any downswings in the stock price should act as an opportunity to add to your position. Furthermore, while more »

  • It's Time to Buy These Defense Contractors

    By Piyush Arora - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, NOC, UTX

    To bolster economic growth, reduce malignant spending and prevent another fiscal cliff debacle, the 2013 U.S defense budget has been cut by $487 billion. And now, another $500 billion worth of cuts is being recommended. While this is bad news for many U.S defense contractors, the recent string of events has opened up new investment opportunities.

    Going beyond the budget!

    According to the auditor general’s report, the more »

  • Prospects Look Bright for This Company

    By siraj sarwar - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, GE, UTX

    Historically, 3M (NYSE: MMM) has invented some of the globe’s best products. Its innovative culture, bottom-line focus, and low-cost manufacturing enable it to generate rewards over the long run. 3M has posted attractive growth in its sales and profits in the last few years, driven by the growth in developing markets and its innovation, which constituted 34% of its sales in 2012.

    In this piece, I look at 3M more »

  • What to Expect From an Investment in 3M

    By joshua kubiak - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, JNJ, UTX

    In addition to making everything from glue to shampoo, 3M (NYSE: MMM) has a history of making money for its investors.  And that's a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Some people tend to tie diversification to stable and sub-par returns, but that is not the case here.  3M is growing at an above average pace and at the same time is maximizing shareholder more »

  • Why You Should Consider Buying These Stocks Before Their Imminent Dividend Increases

    By Bob Ciura - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: MO, BBY, UTX

    Many investors take dividends seriously, and for good reason. Dividends have historically accounted for a huge percentage of the stock market’s total returns over the past several decades. Income investors closely follow their company’s dividend announcements.

    It’s not difficult to understand why. While earnings can be managed from one quarter to the next, there’s no faking dividend payments. A company can’t keep up a dividend more »

  • Here's Why This German Giant Is No Longer a Good Option

    By Awais Malik - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: HON, SI, UTX

    Following the second profit warning this year, Siemens (NYSE: SI) has ousted its CEO Peter Loscher and replaced him with the company’s CFO, Joe Kaeser. After watching how the company’s solar unit went down in flames, costing the company $1 billion in two years, Siemens will be shutting down the solar segment of the company altogether after being unable to find a buyer.

    As mishaps, inclusive of a more »

  • Is General Electric a Good Buy?

    By siraj sarwar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: GE, SI, UTX

    Industrial companies with a diversified product line are an indicator of how the world economy is developing. In 2012, such companies experienced a slowdown in their organic revenues but did continue growing in the United Sates. Unfortunately, growth in Europe was mostly negative. The first and second quarters of 2013 brought more stabilization to the market, however, and showed that market demand is set to increase.

    General Electric (NYSE: GEmore »)

  • 3M Growth Okay but Weak Margins Worrisome

    By Boniface Murigu - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, GE, UTX

    3M (NYSE: MMM) stock is by and large a defensive stock that mostly trades on the basis of strong margins. The company’s repeated margin weakness during the second-quarter is now beginning to become a major source of worry for its investors. In its defense, 3M’s growth stacks up quite well against major peers, especially bearing in mind that the stock is not rated as a top growth stock more »

  • General Electric: The Bellwether of the American Economy

    By Jason Bond - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: MMM, GE, UTX

    Since the depth of the financial crisis, General Electric (NYSE: GE) has made a comeback for the ages. GE stock has rallied over 250% since March 6, 2009 and almost 20% year to date.

    Should investors take profits now or is there more upside left?

    Well Diversified, Solid Fundamentals

    General Electric has come a long way from its founding in 1892. Today it is a well diversified conglomerate that produces more »

  • A leaner General Electric means business

    By Awais Malik - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: GE, SI, UTX

    Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Rightly so, General Electric (NYSE: GE) has long been on course of changing things around. The company’s CEO Jeff Immelt has shed off a lot of acquisitions which did not fit in with the engineering core of the company e.g. selling its remaining stake in NBC Universal. After streamlining and beating more »

  • An Excellent Play for Diversification and Growth in Your Portfolio

    By Matthew Frankel - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: GE, UTX, WFC

    When it comes to investing for the long-term, diversification is the name of the game. The goal is to spread your investments around enough so your portfolio is not too dependent on any one company or sector, but not to diversify so much that you would be better off buying an index fund and saving yourself the commissions from buying so many stocks. Some companies provide added diversification to your more »

  • Here We Go Again: Headline Risk Returns For This Aerospace Giant

    By Bob Ciura - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: GE, BA, UTX

    Shares of aerospace juggernaut Boeing (NYSE: BA) have spent the last couple years flying high. As global economies continue its steady recovery from the global financial meltdown of 2008, demand for Boeing aircraft has surged. To illustrate, investors have been treated to 40% gains just since the start of 2013.

    After another incident which raised questions regarding the safety of the company’s Dreamliner 787, however Boeing shares have seen more »

  • Allow This Stock to Take Your Portfolio to New Heights II

    By Mihir Mehta - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, BA, UTX

    The recent crash landing of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 would have been a major setback for frequent flyers with regard to safety. It is not only about this incident, but any other flying accident that sends out shock-waves in the passenger fraternity.

    For Boeing (NYSE: BA) however, this accident testified to the quality of design and tenacity of its airplanes, as experts claimed that the design of the Boeing more »

  • These 4 Numbers Suggest Something Is Wrong

    By Chad Henage - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: GE, JCI, MGA, UTX

    Investors need to make sure they read each earnings report from the companies they invest in. I’m worried that investors are overlooking a few issues at Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Don’t get me wrong, Johnson Controls is a company I’ve followed for a long time, in fact, the company is the first stock I ever owned. The company’s easy to access dividend reinvestment plan that you more »

  • The Market Wants to Break up With Textron

    By Matthew Luke - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: GD, NOC, TXT, BA, UTX

    The market has made its feelings clear. It wants to break up. Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed many high-profile corporate breakups that have been great success stories. There was the Fortune Brands breakup into Beam and Fortune Brands Home & Security in 2011, the Kraft Foods breakup into Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods Group in 2012, and the Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie breakup on January 1 of more »

  • Take Advantage of Economic Trends With These Machine Makers

    By Shweta Dubey - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DHR, HON, UTX

    According to IMF, the world economy is expected to grow 4.1% in 2013, up from 3.6% last year. Economic activities have a direct correlation with demand for machines, so this growth will likely increase the demand for machines. Three machine manufacturing companies have diversified product portfolios and are poised to take advantage of increasing demand. These companies manufacture machinery for various sectors such as healthcare, automobiles, and more »

  • This Company’s Future Is up in the Air

    By Chad Henage - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: GE, JCI, BA, UTX

    When a multi-billion dollar company makes a multi-billion dollar bet on an industry, that bet better pay off. When that same company is one of the most well-known companies in the world, the risk is even bigger. This is why with United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) bet on the airline industry through their acquisition of Goodrich and existing Pratt & Whitney business, the company is betting big. If this bet pays off more »

  • The 4 Best Large-Cap Industrials to Own

    By Damon Churchwell - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HON, ITW, UTX

    Which major industrial firms should one purchase to earn capital gains and dividends over the next three to five years. One way to find out is to look at the recent histories of companies and believe that the same will hold true over the long term. Using the CAPS Community stock screener, I narrowed the choices down to four manufacturing giants.

    The criteria were as follows: Return on Equity (TTM more »

  • This Company’s Record Quarterly Earnings Is Driving Bullish Expectations

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: LMT, TDY, UTX

    Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) is a global leader in high-performance semiconductors and digital imaging technologies. The company has 1,000 employees worldwide, with headquarters in Ontario, Canada. The company designs, develops and manufactures digital imaging products and also provides MEMS products and services. Teledyne Technologies was incorporated in 1980.

    Teledyne Technologies’ stock is exhibiting a very strong uptrend, after the company smashed its own record for quarterly revenues and earnings more »

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